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6 Triggers of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

The condition doesn’t just affect war veterans—it can be triggered by critical illness, too, and can slow recovery.

8 Tips for Taking Daily Aspirin

A low-dose aspirin a day could very well keep heart disease and cancer away, research suggests. If you plan to start a daily aspirin regimen—or if you’re already on one—keep these eight safety tips in mind.

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Sex After a Heart Attack

While sex before a heart condition might have been easy, things change after any coronary diagnosis or event. Here’s what you need to know.

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Why Belly Fat Is Dangerous

What does having excess belly fat mean if the rest of your body is at a normal weight? A lot, apparently.

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Depression Can Take a Toll on Your Body

Depression clearly has a harmful effect on physical health, although the biological reasons for the link between body and mind are unclear.

COPD May Raise Cardiac Death Risk

People who have COPD for a longer time and experience frequent flare-ups are at greatest risk.

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High Blood Pressure and Your Sex Life

High blood pressure and certain medications used to treat it can cause sexual dysfunction in men and women. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to continue to have a satisfying sex life.

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The Truth About Sex After Heart Disease

Most people with stable coronary heart disease can enjoy a healthy sex life. And if you’re unsatisfied with yours, there are ways to address the problem.

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Stronger Warning About NSAIDs and Your Heart

A decade ago the Food and Drug Administration warned that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) could increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. The FDA is now strengthening its warning on prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) labels.

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The Link Between Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

Atrial fibrillation, also called AF or AFib, is a major suspect in strokes of no known cause. Although AF is the most common form of abnormal heart rhythm, it can be hard to detect.